When I put this sketch together, I knew exactly what I was going to do. It was supposed to be a birthday card with one of the crazy cats by Tim Holtz sitting on a piece of balloon-patterned paper looking at the birthday sentiment. I could see it perfectly in my mind's eye. After trying multiple cats from the stamp set and multiple papers and multiple sentiments, I gave up trying to convert my mental image to paper.
But I think the failure was meant to be. In the midst of my attempts, one of my co-workers lost her mother and I needed a sympathy card. This card came together in minutes and I think it's just right.